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Add sata HDD

Hello sir, I want to add new Seagate SATA HDD (250GB) to my desktop pc. Before I had IDE HDD (80GB), now its Full. My mother board is of Gigabyte 81865GME-775. Mother board has two ports of SATA 0 & SATA 1. I have tried in both but system is not able to detect the new hard disc. Is it possible to assemble two types of hard disk? One is IDE second is SATA. I need the total solution whether from BIOS setting or installing SATA drivers?

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  • Peter Rivera Sep 15, 2008

    I have an C51GM-M motherboard and I too don't have any video. I have the disk drive in the primary IDE and my two Sata HDD's in the serial ports any suggestions as to why my motherboard isn't showing a picture?



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    Peter Rivera

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Hi,
Make sure the power cable of SATA hard drive is properly plugged in or not.. It is possible.. Try with SATA 0..
Thank you........

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The problem you are haveing is setting the correct settings.

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http://www.seagate.com/images/support/en/us/mxo_ata_jumpers.gif

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